A Magazine Reader 06
Harper’s Bazaar UK, November 2020
A Magazine Reader
Published by A Magazine Reader
Printed by Pamflett
15 x 21 cm, 164 pages, color, risograph, fold, softcover
A Magazine Reader is a workshop in which an existing fashion magazine is critically read and translated into a new zine. Both the workshop and the zine aim to provide insight into the cultural power and forms of value production that is at the core of fashion media.
In the workshop we, as a group, critically read and literally dissect one specific existing mainstream fashion magazine. Really reading a magazine with a focus on for example the body, emotions or text, surfaces dynamics in fashion media that are often overlooked when casually browsing through it. Analysing the words and images, the materiality, the items shown on the pages and the strategies of the specific magazine, changes the way we read fashion. With these insights in mind, the existing magazine is translated into new visuals and text together forming a new zine. In A Magazine Readerthe reader is proven to be an active actor in the construct of fashion.
A Magazine Reader is initiated by Hanka van der Voet and Femke de Vries. Hanka van der Voet works as an independent researcher, writer and curator. Her current research is focused on the editorial practices of niche/independent/alternative fashion magazines and unruly fashion practices. She is the founder of Press & Fold magazine and one of the founders of Warehouse. She is a lecturer at ArtEZ MA Critical Fashion Practices.
A Magazine Reader is a Warehouse production and available at Warehouse, San Serriffe (NL), Athenaeum (NL)bookstore, Walter Books (NL), Hordaland Kunstsenter (NO), World Food Books (AUS)